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Winter / Spring 2003

  1. 1. Six Sigma for Green Belts Successful Six Sigma initiatives deploy a cadre of specially-trained "Green Belts" in the on-going work of performance improvement. Green Belts typically lead small-scale improvement project teams and perform various project tasks for Black Belts, such as collecting process data. This two-week course enables the participants to fill the Green Belt role, providing them with a solid background in the improvement model and core methods of Six Sigma. And, more than just a series of intense training sessions, this program is on-the-job performance improvement for the Green Belt candidate. Prior to enrollment in the class each Green Belt candidate is assigned an improvement project by his or her management. A typical Green Belt project should aim at a work-related issue with an annual return of $50,000 to $250,000, if not more. Between each week-long training session, the participant returns to the workplace to apply the methodology to project tasks. The course instructor provides each Green Belt student with regular on-site coaching in application of the Six Sigma methodology, as needed. Project closure is expected within eight weeks of completion of Green Belt training. Course Elements Week #1 Overview of the Six Sigma Methodology, The DMAIC Roadmap The Define Phase: Project Definition & Planning The Project Charter, Cost of Poor Quality, Process Metrics (X's and Y's) The Measure Phase: Documenting the Current Process Process Mapping, Cause & Effect Analysis, Measurement Assurance Establishing the Process Baseline: Process Capability Assessing Process Risk: Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) Planning for Analyze: The Process Performance Study Week #2 The Analyze Phase: The Diagnostic Journey Analysis of Performance Studies: Graphical & Statistical Methods The Improve Phase: The Improvement Cycle Designing Basic Experiments, Statistical Comparisons The Control Phase: Holding the Gains Control Plans: Methods for Process Monitoring & Control Process Documentation, Project Closure, Transfer of Benefits By completing this course the Green Belt candidates will: Deliver a financial return to the sending organization through completion of a Six Sigma process improvement project. Apply the core concepts and tools of Six Sigma to project tasks. Learn from the experiences of other Green Belts as they work through their projects. Be prepared to successfully participate in and lead future Six Sigma projects. LEWIS CONSULTING  2004
  2. 2. Who Should Attend & Prerequisites Potential attendees include line managers, supervisors, engineers, quality analysts, program managers, project leaders, and others responsible for leading and completing performance improvement projects. Green Belt candidates should possess inter-personal skills for work in a team environment, with demonstrated capabilities in general analytical problem-solving activities and competence to handle basic algebraic functions. Green Belts should work in an environment where technical and project support is available from a Black Belt or Master Black Belt. There are no prerequisites for Green Belt training, except an understanding of basic algebraic functions and experience operating a PC. No background in statistical methods is required. Course Provisions All course materials, Six Sigma reference texts, handouts, and project templates. Training of project Champion in "Leading Six Sigma" class. On-site assistance from the course instructor with: • project identification and selection prior to Green Belt training. • application of Six Sigma methods to project during and after the training period. • preparation for Green Belt certification. Course Leader: Donald K. Lewis, Ph.D. Don Lewis is Principal, Lewis Consulting, whose mission is to enable clients to improve their competitive performance through effective application of proven quantitative decision-making methodologies. Since establishing his consulting practice in 1986 Don has trained and assisted over five thousand technical professionals to apply these methods in their project work. In the role of a Master Black Belt, he has trained numerous “waves” of Six Sigma Black and Green Belts, and consulted on hundreds of manufacturing and service/transactional Six Sigma performance improvement projects. Currently, Don is an Instructor in Motorola's new Digital Six Sigma Black Belt training program and is an Adjunct Professor in the Management of Science & Technology Department of the OGI School of Science & Engineering in Portland, Oregon as well as the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University. He is also an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Don received his B.A. in mathematics from Claremont McKenna College and Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Course Information This program can be provided on-site or through cooperative arrangements between groups of companies. Public enrollment sessions are offered periodically. For additional information about "Six Sigma Green Belt" training or other Six Sigma training programs, please contact us. Phone: (503) 244-4223 Email: Web: LEWIS CONSULTING  2004